While Casino Royale continues on its quest at the box office to become to highest grossing James Bond film, it is making the Top 10 listings on several entertainment/film websites.
On Entertainment Weekly, Owen Gleiberman put Daniel Craig’s first 007 film in the #1 spot. The beauty of Casino Royale is that it does more than just restore the lustrous excitement of the James Bond series. ‘The beauty of Casino Royale is that it does more than just restore the lustrous excitement of the James Bond series,’ he says. ‘[It] reconnected audiences to the very soul of movie escapism, reviving the primal enjoyment of what action, suspense, and romance feel like when there is something at stake.’
On the website for The Guardian, readers can vote for the best film of 2006. Casino Royale is currently in the #1 spot with 26% of the votes.
Empire placed Casino Royale in the #3 spot, saying: ‘Contrary to pre-release nay-sayers, Daniel Craig has done more with James Bond in one film than some previous stars have in multiple reprises. This is terrific stuff, again positioning 007 as the action franchise to beat.’
Casino Royale came in the #1 spot on BlogCritics Magazine as well. “TV and Film Guy” said of the film: ‘They recognized the franchise needed change and they rethought it all from the ground up…’
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